BOOK OF BOOKS
14" x 11"
Limited Edition Giclee Canvas: 325
Symbol of divine
revelation. On the Greek mosaic of XI century is represented Christ,
holding in hands the Bible. As asserts Borges (Jorge Luis Borges.
Letters of God) any book is a ramified labyrinth and, going on it, it
is always possible to encounter the Book of the Books. Translucent,
nacreous colors emphasize virgin purity of image of Mary holding baby
Jesus, wings of the butterfly behind her personify the soul aspiring
to the blue skies. Symbolism of the picture where the figure of Virgin
Mary seemingly merges with the Book of Books, associates with
figurativeness of the fresco "Annunciation" pictured by
Italian master of Early Renaissance Fra Angelico. It represents
Archangel Gabriel appearing before Maria as she was absorbed in
reading the Bible - the passage in the Book of Isaiah, where was
spoken about the virgin who will give birth to the son.